theater en Tough: A “punchy” one woman show <p></p><p>Chris Black is a small woman. She’s five-foot-one and weighs just over a hundred pounds. But don’t let her size fool you. In a tank top that reveals well-muscled arms, and executing a punishing series of push-up-like movements, Black is looking pretty tough. In fact, “<a href="">Tough</a>” is the name of the dancer and choreographer’s newest piece. It’s a one-woman-show inspired by turn-of-the-century bare knuckle boxing champ John L. Sullivan, whose famous catchphrase went: “My name is John L. Sullivan, and I can lick any sonofabitch in the house.”<br /> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Jen Chien 47015 at Tough: A “punchy” one woman show The Second Act for the Red Vic <p>The Haight Ashbury District in San Francisco has long attracted people with unconventional ideas, most famously In the 60’s. The first free clinic in the country was founded here, and radical community action group, The Diggers, passed out free food every day in Golden Gate Park.<br /> Thu, 22 May 2014 00:42:04 +0000 Rhian Miller 44129 at The Second Act for the Red Vic Lost Weekend Video finds new ways to entertain in the digital age <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A couple on an evening stroll down Valencia Street comes to a stop outside Lost Weekend Video. They’re peering in through the big front window.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“I wanted to check it out because I haven’t seen a video store in a long time,” says Abel Martinez. “These days I watch a lot of pirated movies.”</span></p><p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 02:05:28 +0000 Audrey Dilling 40218 at Lost Weekend Video finds new ways to entertain in the digital age A balm for mothers who have lost <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-4391c308-77d7-26fb-b58e-7fe8b02c7bf0" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">It&#39;s a sunny, busy afternoon on the plaza at the Fruitvale BART station. A crowd of about 30 people are gathered to listen to a young woman singing</span> an old song.</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&quot;Mama may have, Papa may have, but God bless the child who&#39;s got its own....&quot; Thu, 03 Oct 2013 00:05:12 +0000 Jen Chien 33873 at A balm for mothers who have lost Memory of Moscone adapted on the stage <p><em>Thirty-three years ago, the assassinations of San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone sent shock waves throughout the city and devastated the two men&#39;s families. Jonathan Moscone, Mayor Moscone&rsquo;s son, was 14-years-old at that time.</em></p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 01:47:37 +0000 Artjoms Konohovs 5243 at Memory of Moscone adapted on the stage